Our Team

  MARK MILETI @papacolor   For over 25 years, Mark Mileti has been characterized as one of Manhattan’s finest hair colorists. Mark began his career as protégé to Beth Minardi and flourished into the role Color Director of Minardi Salon and a top educator for Beth Minardi Brands.  Mark has been featured on TLC’s “A Makeover Story” and was recently recognized by Elle magazine for his “memorable brunettes”. His list of celebrity clients has included Rachel McAdams, Evan Rachel Wood, Sean Penn, Lily Rabe, Bill Pullman and Martin Short.  Mark’s technical and creative artistry has made him prevailing talent in New York. Mark’s refined, ravishing hair color is a favorite accessory of his elegant Upper East Side clientele.

MARK MILETI @papacolor

For over 25 years, Mark Mileti has been characterized as one of Manhattan’s finest hair colorists. Mark began his career as protégé to Beth Minardi and flourished into the role Color Director of Minardi Salon and a top educator for Beth Minardi Brands.

Mark has been featured on TLC’s “A Makeover Story” and was recently recognized by Elle magazine for his “memorable brunettes”. His list of celebrity clients has included Rachel McAdams, Evan Rachel Wood, Sean Penn, Lily Rabe, Bill Pullman and Martin Short.

Mark’s technical and creative artistry has made him prevailing talent in New York. Mark’s refined, ravishing hair color is a favorite accessory of his elegant Upper East Side clientele.

  STEPHEN WANG @fashiondragonnyc   Originally from Taiwan, Stephen Wang has over 30 years of experience in the beauty industry. His distinctive style and breadth of expertise make Stephen one of the most sought after talents both in the salon and on the set.  Throughout his career, Stephen has worked and studied with industry leaders and legends such as Sergio Valente, Harry King, Kevin Mancuso and Kim Lepine. It has been Stephen’s privilege for the past nine years to be a top stylist for hair color icon, Beth Minardi. Stephen is responsible for much of the signature hair design at Beth’s education events in addition to the work that graces editorial and promotional materials.  Great Lengths Hair Extensions ranked Stephen Wang as a premiere stylist in the United States for excellence in hair extension services. Stephen’s mastery of numerous techniques and his own elegant methodology have earned him an impressive list of celebrity clients and features in many publications, such as Vogue, Glamour, In Style, Self and Seventeen Magazines. From edgy Downtown trend to posh Uptown fashion, Stephen is known for being tremendously versatile. Stephen Wang’s commitment to the craft of hair dressing and immersion in the worlds of fashion and beauty inform his work with the highest level of taste.

STEPHEN WANG @fashiondragonnyc

Originally from Taiwan, Stephen Wang has over 30 years of experience in the beauty industry. His distinctive style and breadth of expertise make Stephen one of the most sought after talents both in the salon and on the set.

Throughout his career, Stephen has worked and studied with industry leaders and legends such as Sergio Valente, Harry King, Kevin Mancuso and Kim Lepine. It has been Stephen’s privilege for the past nine years to be a top stylist for hair color icon, Beth Minardi. Stephen is responsible for much of the signature hair design at Beth’s education events in addition to the work that graces editorial and promotional materials.

Great Lengths Hair Extensions ranked Stephen Wang as a premiere stylist in the United States for excellence in hair extension services. Stephen’s mastery of numerous techniques and his own elegant methodology have earned him an impressive list of celebrity clients and features in many publications, such as Vogue, Glamour, In Style, Self and Seventeen Magazines. From edgy Downtown trend to posh Uptown fashion, Stephen is known for being tremendously versatile. Stephen Wang’s commitment to the craft of hair dressing and immersion in the worlds of fashion and beauty inform his work with the highest level of taste.

  SAM BROCATO @sambrocato   With a career spanning three decades, Sam Brocato is one of the beauty industry’s leading hair designers and product innovators. Perpetually committed to uplifting the salon profession, Sam authored a best-selling business book,  Beautiful Business  and traveled the globe sharing his acumen as hairdresser, artistic educator, motivational speaker and visionary. He is devoted to creating healthy, beautiful hair using his iconic haircutting techniques. His new hair care line, Together Beauty™, offers innovative vegan hair care products, free of sulfates. pthalates, parabens & glutens. A vocal critic of formaldehyde-laden straightening products, Sam developed his newest iteration of a non-toxic, formaldehyde-free smoothing system, Super Hair™.  Sam Brocato built an immensely successful multi-location salon and school empire in his native Louisiana. Then he relocated to New York City, where in July 2008 he debuted Sam Brocato Salon, a thriving SoHo beauty destination. In 2015 he opened the exclusive NYC Upper East Side salon, Studio B.  Sam, a 20-year member of YPO/WPO, is also active in numerous organizations including the prestigious Intercoiffure. Sam has a long list of accolades; most notably: Editorial Stylist of the Year and NAHA Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Beauty Association as well as World’s Top Hairstylist and induction into The London Hairdresser Hall of Fame.

SAM BROCATO @sambrocato

With a career spanning three decades, Sam Brocato is one of the beauty industry’s leading hair designers and product innovators. Perpetually committed to uplifting the salon profession, Sam authored a best-selling business book, Beautiful Business and traveled the globe sharing his acumen as hairdresser, artistic educator, motivational speaker and visionary. He is devoted to creating healthy, beautiful hair using his iconic haircutting techniques. His new hair care line, Together Beauty™, offers innovative vegan hair care products, free of sulfates. pthalates, parabens & glutens. A vocal critic of formaldehyde-laden straightening products, Sam developed his newest iteration of a non-toxic, formaldehyde-free smoothing system, Super Hair™.

Sam Brocato built an immensely successful multi-location salon and school empire in his native Louisiana. Then he relocated to New York City, where in July 2008 he debuted Sam Brocato Salon, a thriving SoHo beauty destination. In 2015 he opened the exclusive NYC Upper East Side salon, Studio B.

Sam, a 20-year member of YPO/WPO, is also active in numerous organizations including the prestigious Intercoiffure. Sam has a long list of accolades; most notably: Editorial Stylist of the Year and NAHA Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Beauty Association as well as World’s Top Hairstylist and induction into The London Hairdresser Hall of Fame.

  SACHI FUKUMOTO   For over 25 years, Sachi Fukumoto has fashioned classic, elegant haircuts for her established Upper East Side clientele. Sachi studied the art of Japanese haircutting in Tokyo before moving to the United States, where she cultivated a fashionable clientele at Minardi Salon.  Sachi’s meticulous technique and inspired styling are recognized throughout Manhattan. Her body wave and texture services enhance her repertoire of distinctive expertise.

SACHI FUKUMOTO

For over 25 years, Sachi Fukumoto has fashioned classic, elegant haircuts for her established Upper East Side clientele. Sachi studied the art of Japanese haircutting in Tokyo before moving to the United States, where she cultivated a fashionable clientele at Minardi Salon.

Sachi’s meticulous technique and inspired styling are recognized throughout Manhattan. Her body wave and texture services enhance her repertoire of distinctive expertise.

  JOHN JAMES LICHIOVERI   From the runway to Park Avenue, John James Lichioveri has distinguished himself as a favorite of super models and New York City socialites. John James marries timeless haircutting technique with fresh styling. He has studied with some of the finest hairdressers in the industry such as Mark Pipino, Richard Bucherri, and Edward Tricomi. Throughout his career, John James has fostered an urbane clientele who seek the very best.

JOHN JAMES LICHIOVERI

From the runway to Park Avenue, John James Lichioveri has distinguished himself as a favorite of super models and New York City socialites. John James marries timeless haircutting technique with fresh styling. He has studied with some of the finest hairdressers in the industry such as Mark Pipino, Richard Bucherri, and Edward Tricomi. Throughout his career, John James has fostered an urbane clientele who seek the very best.

  GION VINCENT @gionvincenthair   Known for versatility in creating redheads and blondes, from the most natural to dramatic, Gion Vincent began his career as Beth Minardi’s apprentice and quickly became a haircolor virtuoso. Gion has been recognized by The Colorist Magazine as a rising talent for the exclusive “30 Under 30” feature. Fashion editor and “It Girl”, Taylor Tomasi Hill, generated a buzz when she revealed that Gion was the architect of her signature copper locks. Gion’s sophisticated and nuanced approach to creating rich, stunning hair color has drawn the chicest New Yorkers to his chair.

GION VINCENT @gionvincenthair

Known for versatility in creating redheads and blondes, from the most natural to dramatic, Gion Vincent began his career as Beth Minardi’s apprentice and quickly became a haircolor virtuoso. Gion has been recognized by The Colorist Magazine as a rising talent for the exclusive “30 Under 30” feature. Fashion editor and “It Girl”, Taylor Tomasi Hill, generated a buzz when she revealed that Gion was the architect of her signature copper locks. Gion’s sophisticated and nuanced approach to creating rich, stunning hair color has drawn the chicest New Yorkers to his chair.

  MICHELLE AILEEN @michelleaileenhair   With 10 years of east coast experience, Michelle is the perfect addition to the Studio B color department. A hair colorist and licensed massage therapist, she is expert in all phases of beauty. Recently named by The Colorist magazine as one of the top “30 under 30″ Colorists in America, Michelle is a hair entrepreneur. Her versatility and graceful approach to creating elegant blondes, brunettes and redheads make Michelle a world-class talent.

MICHELLE AILEEN @michelleaileenhair

With 10 years of east coast experience, Michelle is the perfect addition to the Studio B color department. A hair colorist and licensed massage therapist, she is expert in all phases of beauty. Recently named by The Colorist magazine as one of the top “30 under 30″ Colorists in America, Michelle is a hair entrepreneur. Her versatility and graceful approach to creating elegant blondes, brunettes and redheads make Michelle a world-class talent.

  GIOVANNA D'AMICO   An NYC Italian-American, Giovanna “Gio” D’Amico specializes in voluminous blow outs and precision haircutting. She incorporates her inspiration of diverse, New York City-style with her passion for glamorous hair. Gio feels that the best part of her job is in the ability to give a client a boost of self-confidence and a current, on-trend style. She especially enjoys the reaction of a client walking out of the salon with extra pep in their step, feeling confident and re-energized about his or her new image.

GIOVANNA D'AMICO

An NYC Italian-American, Giovanna “Gio” D’Amico specializes in voluminous blow outs and precision haircutting. She incorporates her inspiration of diverse, New York City-style with her passion for glamorous hair. Gio feels that the best part of her job is in the ability to give a client a boost of self-confidence and a current, on-trend style. She especially enjoys the reaction of a client walking out of the salon with extra pep in their step, feeling confident and re-energized about his or her new image.

  NINA DIMAGGIO  @nina_hairstylist817  Antonina “Nina” Dimaggio was born in Italy and grew up in Brooklyn. A graduate of Carsten Aveda Institute in NYC, Nina is passionate about making others feel beautiful and confident. She is most proud of her eagerness to always learn new techniques and keep up with today’s latest fashion and trends. Nina excels at making her female clients feel poised and beautiful by giving them a glamorous blowout to showcase her precise haircuts. She believes it is equally important to educate her clients on how to recreate their in-salon hairstyle at home as it is to have her men and women feel thrilled about their new look when they leave the salon. Nina’s professional philosophy is “honesty, treating others with respect and giving each client the best cut and style to fit his or her individual needs.”

NINA DIMAGGIO @nina_hairstylist817

Antonina “Nina” Dimaggio was born in Italy and grew up in Brooklyn. A graduate of Carsten Aveda Institute in NYC, Nina is passionate about making others feel beautiful and confident. She is most proud of her eagerness to always learn new techniques and keep up with today’s latest fashion and trends. Nina excels at making her female clients feel poised and beautiful by giving them a glamorous blowout to showcase her precise haircuts. She believes it is equally important to educate her clients on how to recreate their in-salon hairstyle at home as it is to have her men and women feel thrilled about their new look when they leave the salon. Nina’s professional philosophy is “honesty, treating others with respect and giving each client the best cut and style to fit his or her individual needs.”

  EMMA GMOMIN   Born in Nepal, Emma came to the US in her early 20’s. She speaks four different languages and loves meeting new people. Emma has always had a passion for hair is eager to break into the world of color alongside the team of world-class artists at Studio B. “It is a privilege to be a part of a great team that makes people look and feel their best.” She believes that beauty is a state of mind and sees beautiful potential in everyone.

EMMA GMOMIN

Born in Nepal, Emma came to the US in her early 20’s. She speaks four different languages and loves meeting new people. Emma has always had a passion for hair is eager to break into the world of color alongside the team of world-class artists at Studio B. “It is a privilege to be a part of a great team that makes people look and feel their best.” She believes that beauty is a state of mind and sees beautiful potential in everyone.